Republican Theft of Property Criminal Scandals

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Displaying 23 Scandals
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  • School Board Member Keri Blair [R-TN]
    Stole a total of $728.61 worth of items from a local Target during seven visits over a 26-day period by not scanning some of the more expensive items in her cart at the self-checkout line
    12 Jan 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • John Couch [2022 IN GOP Mayor Candidate]
    Loaded his truck with stolen large scrap metal objects including an air conditioner, furnace and water heater (the latter of which a police officer caught him loading into his truck) from the dumpster area of a heating and cooling company which had signs posted in multiple areas explicitly warning people against taking anything
    05 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Robert Otterstatter [2020 NY GOP City Council Member Candidate]
    Stole over $600 worth of groceries by not scanning items in the self-checkout on three separate occasions
    23 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Purchased four golden retriever puppies from an Amish breeder with fraudulent checks that later bounced and left the owner of the puppies out of nearly $5,000 in lost income
    09 Feb 2023
    According to a complaint filed by the owner that was later dismissed when he paid him back
  • Stole a checkbook from a dying man his mother was caring for and used the stolen checks to purchase clothing and shoes while living in Brazil
    19 Dec 2022
    According to police in Brazil who said he confessed to the crime before leaving for the USA to elude authorities
  • Danny Rampey [2022 GOP GA State Rep. Nominee]
    Stole prescription drugs from senior citizens residing in an assisted living community he managed by entering their apartments when they were not home and was caught in the act by police who had been tipped off by residents who reported their missing prescriptions to the authorities
    16 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office
  • Project Veritas
    Purchased a diary stolen from Joe Biden's granddaughter for $40,000 and soon after leaked it to a reporter at another rightwing outlet who posted the private material days before the 2020 Presidential election
    07 Sep 2022
    According to court records reported by The Intercept
  • State Sen. Dean Tran [R-MA]
    Forced his way into an elderly woman's house and stole her late husband's handgun as she hid in the bedroom
    01 Jul 2022
    According to an indictment announced by the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • County Commissioner Mark Thompson [R-MO]
    Entered private property without permission and stole a lawn sign that belonged to a political opponent of his while driving in a truck owned by county taxpayers mere months after being caught on video stealing the same opponent's sign from the parking lot of a private business
    29 Jun 2022
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Stole valuable parts from vehicles that belonged to a local church, Habitat for Humanity and at least two residences before getting caught by the police
    20 Apr 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • James Harris [2022 TX GOP Rep. Candidate]
    Stole a trailer's worth of his competitor's campaign signs and was caught red-handed by two of them who witnessed it
    10 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • City Council Member Victor Barbosa [R-FL]
    Didn't scan an item at two separate self-checkout registers at a local Walmart and claimed it was done "inadvertently" when confronted by store security, but presumably from guilt later resigned from his city council position
    04 Mar 2022
    According to a report by The Daytona beach News-Journal
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Stole a $6,000 golf cart with the help of an accomplice and then sold it to him for $1,000
    04 Dec 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Proud Boys Chair Enrique Tarrio
    Stole and burned Black Lives Matter banners from prominent D.C. churches
    12 Dec 2020
    He pled guilty to destruction of property and being in possession of a large-capacity firearm and was sentenced to five months in jail
  • Kate Gibbs [2020 NJ GOP Rep. Candidate]
    Hid $80 worth of clothes in a shopping bag and left a Kohl's department store without paying which resulted in her getting banned from the store and having to pay a $280 fine
    15 Feb 2020
    According to an exclusive report by the Burlington County Times
  • Danielle Stella [2020 GOP MN Rep. Nominee]
    Stole an eye-popping 279 items totaling $2,327.97 from a Target store and $40 worth of cat food from a local grocery store mere months apart from each other
    26 Jul 2019
    According to a charging documents filed by local police
  • State Rep. Sandra Pihos [R-IL]
    Stole nearly $600 worth of clothes from a local department store and returned later that same day to try and return the stolen items for cash or store credit
    05 Jun 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • State Rep. Curry Todd [R-TN]
    Was videotaped stealing his GOP primary opponent's lawn signs in two separate locations in broad daylight after his rival campaign staked them out after many of their signs went missing presumably because numbnuts here stole them
    04 Aug 2016
    According to an arrest report by the local police
  • Mayor Reford Thebold [R-CO]
    Stole candy bars and a map from sporting goods store Cabella's
    08 Jan 2016
    He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 hours of community service and ordered to attend a shoplifting counseling class
  • Katrina Pierson [Senior Advisor]
    Shoplifted items from a local department store when was 20 years old and later cleverly used the arrest to propagate the idea that the incident changed her life for the better
    24 Feb 2014
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • State Rep. Thad Viers [R-SC]
    Broke into his ex-girlfriend's home by kicking in the door and stole her handgun, computer, cell phone and a number of other items while she was away at work
    06 Feb 2013
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • County Treasurer Mary Reisinger [R-PA]
    Stole a necklace worth only $27.99 from a Sears department store by hiding it in her pocket and not paying for it when checking out with other items and then tried to flee when confronted by security which proved her guilty intentions
    02 Dec 2011
    She pleaded guilty to shoplifting and was ordered to take a class
  • City Council Member John McGee [R-ID]
    Stole a truck with an attached 20ft travel trailer around 3am, got stuck in a resident's driveway when he unsuccessfully attempted to turn around and then passed out inside the truck until police arrived and found him to have a BAC of .15
    19 Jun 2011
    According to charging documents filed by local police